The Glen Ellyn Public Library strives to be a welcoming and functional space for people of all abilities.
If you have any questions or suggestions concerning accessibility at the library, please fill out a comment form or contact our Outreach Librarian.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library maintains fiction, nonfiction, and young adult collections in large print. Browse the large print collections, which include Readers Digest, on the 2nd floor of the library. The young adult collection features fiction books, shelved next to others by the same author.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library has a collection of High Interest, Low Level (Hi-Lo) books for young adults with reading disabilities. The books are written for high school students and feature highly accessible writing styles and relevant themes. The collection was donated by the Glenbard South Special Education Department.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library maintains an audiobook collection of fiction and nonfiction titles available in CD and Playaway formats. Items are available in both the Youth and Adult Departments.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library subscribes to several ebook and e-audiobook libraries. Glen Ellyn Public Library card holders can download and read or listen to their books on a variety of devices including Kindles, smartphones, and tablets. New to ebooks? Schedule a Tech Help One-on-One session with a librarian. Quick questions can be answered by calling the 2nd Floor Information Desk.
Purchase Suggestions and Interlibrary Loan
Don’t see the item you want in the format you need? Visit or call the 2nd Floor Information Desk and staff will do their best to obtain the item for you. If it is a recent book, published in the last year, you may submit a purchase request.
Earbuds are available for free at the 2nd Floor Information Desk for members using the library’s computers. Full USB compatible headphones are also available for check-out.
Several types of text magnifiers are available at the 2nd Floor Information Desk on request.
Sound Wizards are available for use during library programs and classes to help amplify sound for the hearing impaired. Call ahead to reserve one for the next program or class you attend.
Largetype, high-contrast keyboards available upon request at the 2nd Floor Information Desk.
Library Study Rooms have adjustable lighting and, while they are not soundproof, block out most background noise. These rooms are available for everyone to use, but if you have a sensory processing disorder, you may book these rooms in advance. Please call our Outreach Librarian to secure permission to make these bookings. A photo ID is required to check into a study room.
Computer Lab and Screenreaders
All tables and desks in the computer lab are of appropriate height and depth for those using a wheelchair. All monitor and chair heights are adjustable.
Blind Services Association Satellite Meeting Space
A one-on-one reading program is available for all patrons with a visual impairment. Anyone who needs reading assistance (mail, personal paperwork, other printed materials) is encouraged to register and find out more by calling Blind Service Association at 312-458-9006.
In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, every effort will be made to make library programs accessible to individuals with disabilities. To aid us in making programs accessible to you, please contact our Business Manager at least 72 hours prior to the event. Those requiring hearing assistance can reach the Glen Ellyn Public Library through the Illinois Message Relay Service for the hearing impaired at 800-526-0844.
Parking and Front Entrance
Accessible parking spaces are available in the library’s parking lot. The front entrance has button-operated automatic doors.
The 2nd floor is accessible by elevator.
Getting to the Library
The library is completely accessible by sidewalk north of Roosevelt Road. It is directly on the Illinois Prairie Path and is 0.6 mile walk west of the Glen Ellyn Metra Station of the Union Pacific West line. The closest PACE Bus Stop is the Glen Ellyn Metra Station and is accessible by the 715 PACE Bus route. Please stop by at the 2nd Floor Information Desk for local transportation system maps.
If you have any suggestions for improving the accessibility of the library, please fill out a comment form. You may also contact our Outreach Librarian.